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You've Got to Check out These Awesome Science/Tech Vines!

You've Got to Check out These Awesome Science/Tech Vines!

By Andrew Tavin

Did you know that the future is going to look like a six second moment in time repeated endlessly? Did you know that the future is going to look like a six second moment in time repeated endlessly? Did you know that the future is going to look like a six second moment in time... OK, OK we'll stop. We were just trying to get you excited for these awesome vines we're about to show you, so without further ado, here they are!

First we have a vine from astronaut Reid Wiseman. You're literally looking at history when you watch this, and not just because the nature of sight means you're always looking at the light reflected off an image in the past. This is in fact the first vine ever sent from space and it show one full rotation around the Earth which... wow is that quick. Maybe don't go into space if you can't handle roller coasters. Also, now we can't stop wondering what the wifi connection on the International Space Station. Better or worse than a crowded Starbucks?

This is the first wave ever performed via Beam, a screen on a pedestal you control via remote to allow you to kind of be somewhere even while you're actually somewhere else! It feels like one of those minor sci-fi things that no one was specifically asking for, but it's cool now that it's here! Meanwhile, we're just wondering how long it took them to finally get that wave right. What do you think this was, attempt number three hundred forty-two?

We already showed you a video of non-Newtonian fluids, but there are never enough videos of non-Newtonian fluids! A substance that functions as both a solid and a liquid? If we don't stroke its ego by featuring it in videos it may try to take over the world!

So there's a lot of awesome here. Sure, regular water may not have the same amazing surface tension as non-Newtonian fluids, but if you watch this vine every morning you are guaranteed a magical day. Just imagine, this could be going on around you all the time, no matter if it's currently raining or only rained recently!

Exhibit A of why Octopi might be the coolest animals in the world. We don't even have the technology to do anything like this! Most actual Pokemon are less special than this octopus.

This looks like if a Roomba fell in love with an Inkjet printer and then they had a baby that you wanted to buy right now and bring everywhere and show off to EVERYONE. Well, no sense in getting too excited before we figure out the catch, right? Is the catch that you have to buy more ink for this thing every thirty minutes? Because we get the feeling that's the catch.

Behold the Aurora Borealis! The Northern Lights! That beautiful thing that we will always kind of think is a hoax until we finally make the trip to see it with our own eyes.The lights are caused by the collisions of charged particles, but we're pretty sure that's just a cover for the real cause: THOR.

Which were you most impressed by? Tell us in the comments!

Tags: technology, science, videos, internets, vines

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About the Author
Andrew Tavin

Andrew Tavin is a writer and stand-up comedian living in New York City. His work has been featured on Upworthy and Collegehumor. He writes pretty mediocre bios and can be followed on Twitter @andrewtavin.

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